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Rs 1 million worth of sheep killed by lightning strike in Myagdi Saturday, August 17th, 2019

MYAGDI: Approximately Rs 1 million worth of sheep were killed after being struck by lightning at Khayar of Annapurna rural municipality-5 in Myagdi district, said the local people. The incident took place on Friday night when a flock of sheep took a shelter there, said ward member Rajesh Tilija..

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Nepal’s historical holy festivals Gai Jatra observed Friday, August 16th, 2019

KATHMANDU: Gai Jatra, cow festival, was observed on Friday by the Newar community in Nepal to commemorate the death of loved ones during the year. This festival is also used to express one's dissatisfaction with the way of life, society, political as well as economic system in a different form..

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No human loss in floods after early warning system Tuesday, August 13th, 2019

KANCHANPUR: With the early warning system in place, no human loss has been reported in floods in the district. The district emergency operation centre was set up with the initiative of the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology, which measured the water level in the major rivers and spread..

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Chitwan National Park to establish wildlife rearing centre Sunday, August 11th, 2019

CHITWAN: The Chitwan National Park (CNP) is establishing a model centre for rearing wildlife on its premises. The CNP has allocated a budget of Rs 8 million for the purpose. According to Bishnu Prasad Shrestha, Public Information Officer of the Department, they are engaging their efforts to..

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Nepal sees slight fall in suicide cases

KATHMANDU: Over 5,000 people committed suicides in the country last year. People apparently chose to take life themselves when their relations did not go as per expectations; when the exam results did not meet the expectation; and when the unwanted pressure mounted from the families and the..

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Nepal Weather Alert: Monsoon waning Saturday, August 10th, 2019

KATHMANDU: Monsoon at home will remain weak for the next few days as the monsoon trough is presently based on south from the average location. The monsoon trough is located in India's Madhya Pradesh and there is no situation for monsoon to become active in Nepal for the next three days, the..

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304 men register divorce cases in eleven months in Jhapa Friday, August 9th, 2019

JHAPA: The number of men seeking the help of a court to end their married life has increased in Jhapa with the Nepal Civil Code- 2074 BS coming into force from August 17, 2018. Since then, 304 divorce cases have been filed by men, the court data shows. In the first eleven months of the enforcement..

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Nepal’s Weather: Monsoon to become active probably from Monday Saturday, August 3rd, 2019

KATHMANDU: The monsoon trough based in some south from the Nepal's Tarai region has started gradually moving back to Nepal from today. It will take few more days for monsoon to arrive in Nepal. It means that a couple of days are awaited to see monsoon to be fully active, the Department of Hydrology..

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Tigers’ population in BNP rises from 4 to 21 in five years Wednesday, July 31st, 2019

BANKE: The number of tigers in Banke National Park (BNP) has gone up by the beginning of current fiscal year. The figure shows a significant rise in the number of wild cats here in the past five years. In the year 2071 BS, there were only four tigers in the park. According to Wildlife..

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Health insurance coverage for single women Saturday, July 27th, 2019

OKHALDHUNGA: The Sunkoshi rural municipality in the district has decided to bear the cost of medical treatment of single women in the rural municipality. This has been declared in the policy and programme that the rural municipality announced for the new fiscal year 2019/20. Those who remain..

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Nepal: Birds in danger due to inadequate forest management Friday, July 26th, 2019

KATHMANDU: Stakeholders have expressed their concerns that the Scientific Forest Management Programmes initiated by various community forest management committees in Dang Deukhuri are endangering the existence of birds. Old trees are being cut down in the community forests of Dang Deukhuri in the..

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